Monday, February 27, 2017

T Stands For Tuesday and Spring is "Springing"

  Welcome to T Stands for Tuesday with our hostess Elizabeth here at Altered Book Lover 
    You are welcome to join in just visti Elizabeth's page and share your link for your post-You can share anything but you must tie in a photo of your beverage and cup-

  This month of February will probably go down in the history books as the warmest ever in my area of the Ozarks. We have been here since the fall of 2003 and have seen warm Februarys before but nothing this warm.
   This week we are definately feeling like spring has arrived as t storms and strong winds maybe hail will be coming in too tonight and tomorrow.  Late this afternoon I grabbed  my camera to share some of the "springing" plants 
                       (click to enlarge photos)

                                            redbud






 
         Shallots from Israel from hubby's grandfather



                                                   Wild onions or garlic


                                                              Tansy



A couple days ago I decided to roast some bulk dandelion root and chicory root-turned out very mellow so made up a little jar full of it.




Happy T Day everyone

35 comments:

  1. Love the photos of the plants shooting out of the earth, spring is always very exciting. Enjoy your chicory coffee, and happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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  2. Yes our weather turns - we really can feel the climatic change! All the green and growing in your garden is ahead of ours her in Northern Austria.
    I would be interested what to do with this
    roasted dandelion root and chicory root - is that for tea?
    Happy T-Day !
    oxo
    from
    Lower Austria
    Susi

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    1. Good morning Susi, our weather is very unusual for this time of weather-the weather is changing back for a bit starting today.
      I discovered that my body no longer can have caffeine not even beverages that say decaf-so I needed to go strictly herbal-the roasted dandelion and chicory root makes into a nice tea that I can treat as a coffee like beverage. Happy T day

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    2. Wow.. great for you do drink your own roasted beverage! I drink a purchased cereal based coffee as well beside of decaf - I get absolutely nervous with coffein either!
      withpu coffein as well

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  3. Spring is on the way! It's so encouraging to see all those plants popping up.
    Roasted chicory and dandelion sounds wonderful. Just the sort of thing I would like to drink. Hmmm.
    BTW I finished Yellowstone Heart Song in 24 hrs! Loved it! Thank you for suggesting it. The descriptions are so vivid, the love story is great (smoldering is the word that came to mind when I was reading it), and the time travel gives it that extra interest. I loved the surprising ending.
    Happt T-Day,
    Lisca

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    1. Good morning Lisca, I am so happy you loved Heart Song too and that is just the beginning-the rest of the series gets better as does her writing abilities-she is writing the last book in the series this year. I hope you pick up the rest of the books-they are all full of surprises Happy T day

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  4. Signs of spring are always welcome.
    Our Redbud is not close to budding yet but the daffs and crocus along with forsythia sure look colorful.
    Your drink looks special.
    Happy last T Day of February
    oxo

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  5. Spring seems to be in the air, thanks for sharing your lovely springtime flowers, they are so pretty! I love you little white wooden ducks too :-). Wishing you happiness this T Day! J :-)

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    1. Good morning, thanks so much for stopping my-the wooden ducks make me smile too-Happy T Day

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  6. The flowers are looking gorgeous. Lucky you to have spring. 🤓 Hopefully when I get home all our snow will have melted with the spring weather in New England too. Happy t day hugs erika

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  7. Beautiful photographs of the plants shooting up and signs of Spring. A wonderful idea with the dandelion root. I have never tried it but I know it used to be used as coffee when I was a child.

    Happy T Day

    Love Chrissie xx

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    1. Hi Chrissy, Happy T Day. In my husband's earlier years he had gathered-scrubbed-roasted and ground chicory root for his morning beverage-that gave me the idea and discovered that dandelion and chicory together make a really mellow flavor

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  8. Wonderful photo from you garden with the pretty spring flowers showing their blooms.
    I am in awe that you roast your own roots for your chosen beverage, I think it will taste much nice than any shop bought variety.
    Happy T day
    Yvonne xx

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    1. Hi Yvonne, my husband used to gather the roots and make into a beverage to save money years and years ago-I "cheated" and purchased bulk dandelion root and chicory root-and then roasted them-which gave me a much better flavor with no bitter after taste.
      Happy T day

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  9. We've broken Boston weather records for high temps in Feb. We had 3 days in a row which were in the high 60s and one day in the 70s. Unheard of. We usually don't see Spring flowers until late April as we are usually buried under several feet of snow! There's a still a few patches of snow on the ground from a big storm last month and I can see a few shoots of the daffs poking through the ground. Hope by talking about it, I don't jinx our weather and we end up with another foot of snow! Love the little ducks in your garden, and your happy Spring flowers

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  10. Love seeing all your flowers and such starting to grow... Living close to you we will be hunkering down for storms too. The rain will be very welcome... I spent yesterday outside picking up limbs... maybe i should have waited a day..

    I think its wonderful that you know what plants/roots are edible Kathy.. i would like to know more and be able to recognize more edible plants.. Happy happy T day... i'm off to refill my coffee cup.. Hugs! deb

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  11. Makes me so happy to see that Spring is getting ever so much closer! I have just noticed buds of leaves on my lilac bushes:) Your roasted dandelion and chicory root sounds very interesting. Happy T day and thanks for your earlier visit!

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    1. Hi Linda and thank you for stopping by-I am loving spring too officially in just a few weeks now-Happy T day!

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  12. I love these signs of spring: redbuds and daffodils are favorites for me, and I love your photos. Thx!

    Happy T Tuesday!

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  13. Ahh, spring is in the air. I'm impressed that you know what all the plants are, even the wild edible ones. I wouldn't know what's safe and what's not. Though my son and I used to pick wild raspberries in the spring and then make jam with them. Happy memory.

    Happy T-day, Kathy. Hugs, Eileen

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    1. Hello Eileen, we have allot of wild blackberries that ripen up here in the woods around early July-gotta be covered with long pants and legs and lost of bug spray--but I love doing that too-makes a good cobbler or upside down cake.
      Happy T day Eileen-thank you for dropping by

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  14. Spring has been teasing my flowers, and there are some in bloom now....mostly bulbs.
    Interesting to hear about your roastings...I'm so city-fied, I buy mine in a can at the store....LOL!
    Happy T-day

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  15. Nice post, Kathy! It's springing here in NJ too, but not as much as you. However this is our 3rd day flirting with temps in the 79s. My Mom used to buy the grain substitute for coffee mentioned by Susi, but I can't think of the name now. Was it Postum?

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    1. I think I have heard of Postum before-thanks

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  16. Yes! It was Instant Postum. Copy and paste:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postum

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    1. very interesting article-thanks-it is still made and sold today but in very limited areas-it is made from wheat though so not gluten free for me

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  17. What a cheerful post. I even had fun looking up "tansy." I love learning new things.

    I've had chicory, but not dandelion. It sounds delicious.

    I hope you're having a wonderful week.

    Hunter

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  18. I love seeing those plants peeing through and I adore Spring flowers! Great that you can roast your own roots! Happy T Day! Chrisx

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  19. Lovely spring post, Kathy! We've had daffodils blooming all month, too. Have a great week!

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  20. It's been the warmest February on record here, too. I couldn't believe it. We got NO moisture in February, so our wheat fields are in danger of catching fire again this year, as they did last year.

    I have nothing except green stems showing at my place. I must need to replant my plants. Yours are fantastic and your tansy looks fantastic. I don't drink anything except caffeine (yes, I'm an addict), but I like that you roasted dandelion root and chicory, I think Carol does something with dandelion roots, too.

    BTW, I saw your comment on the black raspberries. BOY, could I agree there. I had SO many mosquito bites and very few blackberries for all the work I put in one year when a friend and I picked them on her farm.

    Thanks for sharing your chicory and dandelion coffee with us for T this Tuesday. BTW, I grow different types of mint and sometimes drink it on T day in the summer.

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    1. Good morning Elizabeth, it is so dry here too In April we usually get allot of rain and sometimes none in the summer months.
      I know blackberry picking can be difficult work along with the hot humid weather, and bugs also those pesky thorns-ouch--but always good eats.
      I love mints too and have sevearl growing, the chocolate mint is one of my favorites

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  21. My daffodils are up and budding...but every year they get smashed to the ground with wild weather...rain, hail and snow. We have a lot of Winter still to come. I am happy the daylight is lasting longer each evening.

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  22. Things are definitely coming alive here in Missouri!!! So how did you weather the storms last night. The early evening storms missed us but we got the 1 am one. It sounded fierce but since it's still dark I don't know if we got any damage yet or not.

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  23. Fall is on the corner here. I was so curious about your roasted dandelion root and chicory root. What are they for/Spring is an amazing season. So inspiring as your photos.
    Much Love from Brazil;
    Happy belated T Day
    Karla

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  24. Crazy weather I will agree, wonder how the daffodils will fare when cold comes back?! Sorry to be so late for T...Or chicory as the case may be!

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